Open Rank in Ethics or Feminist Philosophy

Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001688

Job Title: Open Rank in Ethics or Feminist Philosophy

Department: Philosophy

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 9 Months

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Position band/level: Faculty

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Job Summary: AOS: Ethics (broadly construed) or Feminist Philosophy
AOC: Feminist Philosophy or Ethics (broadly construed) - whichever is not an AOS should be an AOC

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Ethics (broadly construed) or Feminist Philosophy beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The faculty member in this position will teach introductory philosophy courses and upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. Within the context of a 3-2 teaching load, the position also includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (open topic) on rotation. Depending upon departmental need, the faculty member may be asked to teach introductory logic on rotation.

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore emphasizes the history of philosophy, innovative scholarship, and the lively teaching of primary texts. Also highly valued are a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. The department welcomes Non-Western philosophical traditions and pluralist approaches. For more information about the department, please visit our website at:

Skidmore College is a coeducational liberal arts institution in upstate New York that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. Skidmore's faculty are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,500 undergraduate students, with 22% students of color and 11% international students. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants.

Review of applications begins November 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD in philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment.

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Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of Three References
Additional Materials
Sample Syllabi
Teaching Evaluations

Optional Applicant Documents: Transcript
Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Statement
Research Statement

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit all materials online by November 6, 2017, including a cover letter, a current CV, sample syllabi, graduate transcripts, a writing sample attached under additional materials, teaching evaluation (scanned as one pdf file), and please provide the names and contact information for three references (who will be contacted only after consultation with the applicant). In addition, may also include optional documents: research statement, teaching philosophy, and teaching statement. Associate or Full Professor applicants may omit transcripts. We request that all candidates describe explicitly in their cover letter the nature of their commitment and experience with underrepresented groups, and their ability to teach and retain a broadly diverse student body.

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